There is a place for the odds and ends that don’t make it into the official reports and this is it. One of our writers has driven an estimated 750,000 miles to attend somewhere around 5,000 meetings. He doesn’t know much about water but he knows a lot about meetings and Highway 99. There’s no telling what will go through a person’s mind with all that alone time behind the wheel. Find out here.


Water Association of Kern County Summit this Thursday March 7th

Something very exciting is about to happen at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield on Thursday, March 7th. The Water Association of Kern County will hold its 2019 Water Summit beginning at 7am. If you’re not familiar with WAKC and its Executive Director Beth Pandol this...

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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) KERN DELTA WATER DISTRICT (Bakersfield, CA) Salary open DOQ. Kern Delta Water District is an agricultural water district south of Bakersfield. It was formed in 1965 to protect Kern River water rights that serve lands within District...

Reconsultation on Biological Opinions February 6, 2019

The United States Bureau of Reclamation released the following statement earlier this week. What does it mean? Well, for some time flushing more and more water through the Delta has been the “silver bullet” of the bureaucracies in trying to get the San...

Free Digital Water Map, Water & Irrigation Districts and GSAs Jan 18, 2019

If you're like me you've been frustrated with the lack of a map showing clear, concise boundaries of districts and GSAs. Be frustrated no more. DAW WaterWrights.net understands water is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and want to let you know about the FREE...

A View on Prop Three October 31, 2018

If you depend on agriculture to eat, Proposition 3 – The Water Bond is the most important vote you will make on November 6 By Geoff Vanden Heuvel, Director of Regulatory and Economic Affairs I know this title seems a bit melodramatic, but it’s true. I know many ag...

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SGMA Survival Strategies Oct 31st at Fresno State

SGMA Survival Strategies A Roundtable Discussion For release: contact – Don A. Wright 559/355-2389 or don@waterwrights.net What: SGMA Survival Strategies Roundtable discussion, a free event When: Wednesday, October 31st from 2pm-4pm Where: CSU Fresno’s Center for...

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If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them

To an electric guitar enthusiast Myocastor coypus sounds a little like a failed attempt by Leo Fender to launch a new model in the vein of the Stratocaster or Telecaster. It’s actually the taxonomic name for a large, South American water rodent more commonly known as...

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SGMA – What’s a Farmer to Do?

First printed in various Farm Bureau publications in the San Joaquin Valley Just when things are starting to get back to normal after the recent drought the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. It’s common for...

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